Toppers finish 4th in Turkey Tournament

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[November 27, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Hilltoppers dropped a pair of games over the weekend in their Turkey Tournament.

Friday night the Toppers lost 79-40 to the Tremont Turks. Brady Thomas led Mount Pulaski with 19 points, while Michael Lowery and Matthew Amidon scored seven points each.

Saturday night the Toppers faced the Tri-City Tornadoes in what was a close game until the very end. With 7.8 seconds remaining, Tri-City's Scott Fishburn sank two free throws to put the Tornadoes on top 50-48. That would be the final score.

Once again Brady Thomas led the Toppers in scoring, with 22 points. Michael Lowery chipped in 10, and Matthew Amidon added six.

The Toppers' record is now even at 2-2 as they finished fourth in the tournament among eight teams. Mount Pulaski's Brady Thomas was named to the all-tournament team. He earned the recognition by averaging 16.8 points per game in the tournament.

This week the Toppers host Warrensburg-Latham on Tuesday night and travel to Springfield Calvary on Friday night.

Here are some shots of the action on Saturday.

Pictures by Teena Lowery

Brady Thomas lays in two points in first-quarter action versus Tri-City.

Blake Collier is stopped by a Tornadoes defender while driving to the basket.


Michael Lowery drives the basket and gets called for the charging foul.

Big man Josh Davis lays in two points for the Toppers Saturday night.

It's always nice to see good sportsmanship as shown here by Tri-City's Scott Fishburn as he helps Michael Lowery.

Sophomore Matthew Amidon scores two over the Tri-City defense.


Players listen as coach Ryan Deibert draws up a play during a timeout.



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